Re: [As-users] 2.0 wont run Sort of

Sasha Vasko (
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 11:03:40 -0600

Jeff Norton wrote:

> After doing a cvs update
> ./configure --Prefix=/usr/local
> make
> su root
> make install
> AfterStep will work for the user that compiled it but not as any other
> user including root.

So what happen when other users run it ?

Did you check permissions on your /usr/local/share/afterstep dir ?

does it have +r for others ?

Please be more specific.

keep in mind that you can start afterstep and log its output using this :

afterstep -l ~/afterstep.log

That may give you clues as to what is happening.

> So far i haven't found any error messages either 
> All the files in /usr/local/bin & /usr/local/share are owned by root

That is how its supposed to be , as long as they are readable by world.

> It would be nice if everything went into /usr/local/AfterStep , but
> .......
> (--Prefix=/usr/local/AfterStep)??

you can use --bindir --libdir --datadir switches to configure

> Linux 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 #1 Thu Nov 18 15:10:10 EST 2004 i686 athlon i386
> GNU/Linux

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